Tropical Storm Gordon Eyes Northern Gulf Coast

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon is on a collision course with the U.S. northern Gulf Coast and is expected to make landfall tonight.

The latest statement from the National Hurricane Center says that maximum sustained winds are near 100 km/h with some higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected today, and Gordon is forecast to be a hurricane when it makes landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast.

Once moving inland, rapid weakening is expected.

Gordon is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 100 to 200 mm over the western Florida Panhandle, southwest Alabama, southern and central Mississippi, southeastern and northeastern Louisiana, and southern Arkansas, with isolated maximum amounts of 300 mm through late Thursday.

Tropical storm force winds are expected to begin this afternoon within portions of the warning area, with hurricane conditions expected by this evening in the hurricane warning area.

Tornadoes are possible this afternoon through tonight near the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

The Team

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